All posts tagged: Urban Art

My trip to Dowsing & Reynolds #designupnorth

I took a little trip yesterday to pick up some fabric lighting cable for a project i’m doing. It involves this: An emergency exit light box. I picked it up for ยฃ2.50 from a charity shop last month. Had no idea if it worked, or if I could even “remodel” it, but I love a challenge. Aka. Giving my OH something else to re-wire. Light boxes are springing up everywhere at the moment, typography is HUGE right now and interchangeable letters in said light boxes are even HUGER. (Is that a word?). Especially when they nail thatย nostalgic vibe of old light up cinema signs. Lightbox UK Not like this one obviously. I don’t even drink beer. It makes me pull a really awful face. More like this one from Goodwin & Goodwin. This pulls a lot of my loves together in one big light up box: Lighting Typography Vintage Industrial Iconic phrases, sayings, mantras I want some of this. I’m gona make my own. First things first, I need a flex to wire into the …

#loveyourwalls

There isn’t a room in our house that doesn’t have a print, photo, or picture. Most rooms have several. My current stash has taken me about a decade to collect and source. The latest two can be found over at my Ikea Art Event post from last month. I’m rather a big fan of bold graphic designs. Bizarreness. Urban art. Slogans or quotes. Anything that I might look at which may make me think about my day differently. I thought i’d share with you all what’s on my walls. Will start in the kitchen. Make Art Not War by Shepard Fairey Obey – Andre the Giant by Shepard Fairey Any self professing lover of street art must own one of these. Or at least have it as their screen saver. Drift by David Walker (with my son’s hand painted red bus and handprints from toddler group to the right). The most beautiful detail. The living room. Where I tried my best to keep it simple, but so far we have six prints. Is Hate Too …